Thursday, December 06, 2007

tsugtsug, sisig, atbp.

ei.. how come none of my friends are blogging? what's up guys!? too busy christmas shopping? anyway.. had celebrated my birthday last month.. got birthday flowers from pangs (delivered to office again! all the girls there were so envious hehe) and the controversial 200dollar scrapbooking stuff that pangs still insist i will get tired of.. which is true.. similar to my holga camera.. my actionsampler lomo.. wahaha.. i can never keep a hobby. anyway, the scrapbooking stuff we bought at 'made with love' store.. that store is a scrapbooker's dream.. has EVERYTHING. i bought distress inks, tons of paper, clear stamps, and a blank calendar.. i'll do it as soon as i'm jobless muwahahah.

here's me with my birthday flowers. so loveeeely.

had my officemates taste filipino food at this restaurant we found in Marina Square.. (7107 flavors).. I didn't make any reservations cause I've been there on a sunday twice before and it was only half full.. so I didn't think there was a need.. well, i was wrong of course! when we got there, the place was packed, even the tables outside were occupied! everyone was like "Annnnnnn, we told you to reserve!!" L O L. There were so many filipinos my officemate W said, "I feel like a foreigner" hahaha. We were lucky to get a seat near the door. I ordered (oh, J literally ordered for us.. I taught him 'isa, dalawa, tatlo' and 'gusto'.. so he was like 'gusto ko isang crispy pata'. lol. then the waiter asked him.. how many rice? .. and there were 6 of us.. so he told the waiter.. 'i only know until 3, haven't gotten past that' hehe) Crispy Pata, sisig, adobong chicken, lumpiang sariwa, ensaladang mangga and bulalo. surprisingly, they liked the sisig a lot. I think they liked the food because they finished everything (or they were hungry).. J liked the Ensaladang mangga.. he liked the bagoong! L and her husband finished the chicken Adobo. crispy pata there was sooo good, it was really crispy! hehe. The lumpia they said it tasted like popiah so that was something familiar. and of course, SAN MIG light which they loved. only place here so far i've seen that serves san mig light. (friggin 9 dollars per bottle!). they also tasted halo-halo, leche flan and bibingka. seems they've enjoyed filipino food. L just said filipino food is so fattening hehe.. its true. and we love our pork.


S and me.

v, pangs, me, J, W, L, I

me and M

me and J

also have big news.. well , not really big.. but new NEWS! hehe. tsugtsug is a baby boy!!!! hi hi hi. so happy. i actually have no preference but its nice to please in-laws, as if i was responsible for tsugtsug's gender. its quite early, we learned on my 3rd checkup (4th month).. the doctor said it so casually i almost didn't catch it.. she was like "this is the arm.. the leg.. the penis and the testicles".. i was like "whatt? a boy!? (of course lol) hehe. Pangs is very happy.. he's the only boy left in his family. during my last checkup, i still couldn't feel tsugtsug.. i've read books like saying, it feels different for every mother.. like butterflies in their stomach or something like that.. so i wasn't sure i would know if it was tsugtsug then... but about 2 weeks ago, i started feeling something in my puson.. and its quite frequent! the frequency really surprised me.. i thought it would be like once a week or something like that.. but in a day, i could feel him numerous times! i'm pretty sure its tsugtsug cause i'm feeling it in my puson, and not in my stomach... its like a ripple/wave-like feeling.. i think tsugtsug can hear also because one time everyone laughed at the same time and he moved too.. maybe he was surprised or something hheeh. my stomach's not that big yet... i can still wear lose shirts and not look pregnant.. i don't like it actually.. i want it to become bigger and more prominent.. cause i still don't get offered seats in the MRT! lol! i just look like a thin girl with big puson wahahaha. so sad. i can't wear my old pants anymore.. so now it's either the loose jeans (i used to wear them with belts.. now i don't have to) or my slacks that were loose before (also, no longer loose).. i attempted to buy pants in maternity shops but turns out i'm still too small for anything maternity oriented.. perhaps in Manila i'll have more luck.. i also tried to look for garterized pants in non-maternity shops to no avail.. hopeless.
that's it for now.. this saturday is tsugtsug's 4th checkup.. and i'll see him again! so excited!! bye for now!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

...tsug tsug 2nd visit

last weekend was my 2nd visit to the OB.. we always go on mornings so there's not much queue and we got called just after about 10 mins of waiting.. i was asked to pee on this stick, it was to monitor my protein and sugar level.. think it was normal cause the assistant just glanced at the stick and asked me to throw it. next was the usual checking of weight.. and i.. lost 100 grams!!! huhuhuhuhu. how can that be? i guess i have been quite picky with food during the last few weeks or so.. but still.. i eat every time i'm hungry, and that's ALL the time. guess it's not enough. anyway, when we got called in, doctor said its okay that i didn't gain weight. She said some do lose weight on the first trimester because of loss of appetite and such. i'm finished with folic acid and bcomplex supplements, for this month, i'm on iron tablets and calcium. its a bit tricky though cause i can't take them together and the iron tablet has this shitty before and after taste. you know some tablets, if you drink them fast enough, you won't be able to taste anything.. but iron isn't like that, trust me. as soon as u get a whiff of it and it touches ur tongue.. ewww ewww and triple ewww. smells like rotten ovalteenies.

after a few questions (constipation, food choices, etc) i got ultrasound-ed. woaah, didn't know they ultrasound here every check up.. i googled about frequent ultrasounds.. says its safe and won't harm the baby. i guess i'll just have to trust my OB, she knows best. positive thing is we get to see tsug tsug again!! (negative.. check ups are expensive wahaha 150 sgd or tumataginting na 4500 pesoses)

here's tsugtsug at 12 weeks:


when i first saw it.. i was hesitant to shout something like "oooh the head!" cause the first time i thought the yolk sac or whatever was the baby hehe. so i just asked cautiously, "uhmm.. doc.. is that the head?" lol! and turns out it is! from the picture you can see the head, body, arms and legs! and it was infinitely clearer while we were seeing it live.. tsugtsug was already moving his/her arms.. he would touch his head, touch his mouth.. wave his arms prompting my doctor to say "helloooo thereeeeeee!" at first i was so shocked to see him moving i said "eh!? it moved!?" and my doc just laughed and said "of course lahhhhh.. it's alive!" (OH YEAHH hahahaha!) then it was like floating/jumping hehe, so active! never imagined he will be this clear and so bibo at 12 weeks! i swear i saw fingers a bit. my doc was satisfied with the baby's size so i had to say goodbye. i cried again. haha. i couldn't help it! my tummy is still so flat it still amazes me that we're having this baby!! and that its actually moving wahahaha.

i'm on my 13th week now and soon going to 2nd trimester. i've only puked once.. and i think it was more of motion sickness hehe. i took a cab home and the driver was insane. i reached our toilet in time and i puked with bag still on my shoulder and pangs holding my hair.. on my mind was "ooh orange juice".. or "oooh porridge" wahhah i could taste what i had eaten just an hour before. super gross. so glad i never experienced morning sickness, don't think i can deal with puking on a daily basis.

pangs claims i've become more emotional now, cause i cry more easily. last night i cried because i couldn't think of anything that i would want to eat and it made me feel so guilty that i was starving tsugtsug and wasn't responsible enough and that this early, i was already failing to be a good mother. yah i know, so melodramatic. all my life i have struggled to gain weight but it was okay then cause its just me but now i have a baby to think about and it worries me and sometimes i feel a bit pressured. i guess its hard to understand especially when people just say "its so easyyyy to gain weight" anyway.. pangs talked to me and i'm feeling better now and i'm just gonna try harder to eat right and not worry that much.

i guess that's it for now.. bye bye!

Monday, September 24, 2007

...on my 11th week

...and still no morning sickness (yey!). I experienced a bit of dizziness during my 6th week when I still wasn't sure if i was pregnant but after i've eaten, it went away. (so I thought i was just hungry). The only symptom I have is this constant hunger i'm feeling. and it's not the ordinary kind of hunger too.. its the i'm-so-hungry-i'm-gonna-pass-out-right-this-minute kind. so i've learned NOT to wait til i'm hungry to eat. cause the feeling's just not good. but it still hits me sometimes, and when it does it makes me so hungry and weak i have no energy left for eating so that's just not healthy. now i'm drinking milk (anlene.. cause i don't like anmum. huhuh. anmum tastes like crap) so i hope i absorb most of the calcium.

i find myself reading labels now.. always checking out nutrition information. my OB says i must gain at least 1 kilo a month. which is almost impossible given my history. i weighed myself yesterday and no weight gain yet. Next week is my 2nd check up, *sighs* I was hoping I would at least gain a pound or something.

i'm extremely lazy now. i'm lazy before but now its worse. my body feels heavy (even though i haven't gained a single pound) and it worsens with my feeling of inadequacy mixed with guilt with not helping in the house. sometimes i wish pangs and i are back home in our own house.. sometimes i miss my mom and my dad and my sisters.

i've told some of my officemates here (okay, most of them). i've told vivian because i need her OB. i told lynette 'cause she already knew i was delayed for 11 days. i told malvika and javern just because i want them to know (and i can bug them about eating lunch early because of that). i told raj because we were talking about contracts and i had to tell him about my situation (about not knowing if i'll want to extend my contract on december cause i'm pregnant). i told padma just now just because i wanted to. ehehe. so far, the only ones who don't know are my manager and my boss hehe! i'll probably let them know when they talk to me about my contract.

geeeeeeeezzzzz i'm so sleepy. i sometimes take a very expensive cab ride on mornings just to get to work. it was raining AND a monday. *sings.. rainy days and mondays always get me downnn* lol. u know i sang this to Malv, she didn't know the song. haha. i guess i'm showing my age.

last weekend, i didn't do much.. just slept and watched tv. i also watched 'Knocked Up' starring Katherine Heigl (u know, Izzy from Grey's anatomy).. its very appropriate movie for me to watch.. hehe. it did make me nervous though.. thinking about delivering a baby. wahaha. and i still can't imagine my tummy getting big. i had varied reactions when i told my family i was pregnant. i first told my mom.. she was happy but was still confused cause she said "di ko alam sasabihin ko sayo". next was my ate ging and she said "wow preggy. mukha ka sigurong butete". then i asked ate ging if daddy already knew and what was his reaction. he said "ang tagal pa". l o l. anyway, that's my family. only normal reaction was from ate chary who just said congratulations. hehe.

coincidentally my mom visited us here 3 weeks ago. she didn't go because she found out, it was already planned. but it was good timing cause i got to show her my baby's first ultrasound picture:

at 7 weeks:


it's as big as a bean. i know its hard to decipher it but tsugtsug is the one in the left. but during the ultrasound,i could see something fluttering, and it turns out to be the heart! so cool. ooh. i was so nervous about the first checkup i forgot to call raymond. haha. so when i was lying down and about to be ultrasound-ed, my doctor asked "is your husband here?" i was like "oh yeah. could you please call him?" lol! good thing the doc remembered or he would've missed out in hearing/seeing our baby's heartbeat.

it was pretty amazing to see it cause up to that moment, all i had was a stick telling me i was pregnant.


i was late for 13 days and i bought a test friday night. saturday at 4:30am, i went to the toilet.. read the instructions. pee, close the test firmly and then wait for 4 minutes. 1 dot ur not pregnant, 2 dots u are. sounds simple enough. so i did just that.. peed.. closed the test.. put the test down and wait a minuuuuuuute.. there's already two dots. i thought i should wait for 4 minutes. i decided to ignore and wait for the 4 minutes. then i looked at the test. 2 dots still there. got nervous a bit (i dunno.. that was my first feeling. i got a bit scared all of a sudden) and then prayed *thank you God!* i've been wanting to get pregnant for 3 months before this. i was already counting my period (without raymond knowing hehe) and my fertile days.

after taking the test, i went back to bed and woke up pangs whispering "Daddy.. daddy" then he woke up in a start and said "talaga? positive?" and he did this Edu manzano dance while lying down. (hilarious. regret not video taping it)

i told anshe that morning and she cried more than i did. (i got teary-eyed because of her). then i called vivian and told her and asked for her OB's number and the rest, as they say, is history.

i'm on my 11th week, and yep, i'm pregnant! :D

Saturday, September 08, 2007


halu guys! i actually had a blog before this but never had a chance to post it. anyway, there wasn't anything much in that blog, except on how excited i was for the bangkok trip..

had the bangkok trip and can i just say how muuuchhh i looove that country?? L.O.V.E. reminded me so much of home.. paglabas nga namin ng airport lahat kami eh (asa Magallanes ba tayo?) the outside electric poles, the billboards, the flyover, the traffic.. everything was the same except for the sanskrit signs haha.

we just spent 3 days there (bitin!) but i had a greaaat time shopping and sight-seeing. (si janey ask nyo kung nag enjoy magshopping haha! peace!) i bought 200 baht shoes, knock-off lacoste shirts (110baht onlyyyyy)and small items we don't buy here in SG cause its too damn expensive (panyo, medyas, bra, haha!)

i loveeeed the street FRUITS! they have something like dried bagoong which is just geniusss. the taste without the mess. (all for 10 baht!)

here's some of the pictures:

we went to ayutthaya, the ancient ruins:
so nice right? like i'm in cambodia or something (not that i've ever been to cambodia, but i've watched National Geographic)

in Bang-In Summer Palace.. so nice there.. like we were in China naman hehe.

another shot in Bang-In Summer Palace..

we went also to the Grand Palace..

and ooooh.. we met a celebrity hahaha.. check us out with alicia mayer! my dad will be so proud haha! she's very nice, .. i approached her and asked "pwede pong papicture?" and she said yes .. after the picture she was even the one who made small talk like "bakasyon din kayo dito?" .. after the pic we thanked her and went on with the tour

and a tour can't be complete without a jumping shot!

and a weird shot!

and a friendster shot hehehe!

i loved thailand!! i'm definitely going back there, even for just the fruit street vendors.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

...thinking happy thoughts

...or else i'd go crazy living here.

i am super super homesick. as in.. i miss Eat Bulaga. i miss Jollibee. i miss eating fast food everyday cause the fastfood here costs 210pesos(wtf?) just for a friggin Mcdonalds meal. (don't get me started with KFC.. coleslaw sucks!) i miss our house (our kitchen now has new tiles and bedroom is wood parquet-ed!.. next project, the house facade) but i really miss channel 7, haha. i miss their side of the story with the whole Angel Locsin fiasco. LOL. (so showbiz).. good thing there's!

recently, i've had two people in my life who lost someone.. one filipino officemate lost his father to cancer, and... my filipino agent died. i think he's only 30+ years old.. he had pancreatitis.. when i went to his wake (waah still so surreal), his wife told me that he was at the hospital at 12pm, and he died at 3pm. Please help me pray for his family and that his wife and his 2 kids (aged around 7-9) continue to remain strong. I was trying with all my willpower not to cry (cause i'm not close to them nor related) while she was telling us how he died. After an hour at the wake I told Pangs we need to go cause I can't hold back the tears anymore wahahaha.

After that, we had a long talk about our priorities in life... do we really want to be away from our family? When my Filipino officemate's father died.. it really got me thinking. Do I only want to go home when something tragic like that happens to our family? *knock on wood* My housemate Jeff the time they go home, his brother might be married, his sister graduated, all these important occasions that he will miss out because he's in a different country. is it all worth it? Do i want to go home and discover that my family has changed in so many different ways and I wasn't there when these all happened? Arrggh. Am i being childish by thinking these thoughts? Not independent enough from them? *sighs..*

Pangs and I have decided on a date. A month and a date that we will return back home. For good. and that has greaaatly cheered me up!

anyway, (to less depressing news) one good thing did happen recently. i've been moved to a new team.. i have a new boss and everything! i think all my positive thinking have paid off and i'm no longer in that overworked,stressful,underpaid team. Now i'm in a relaxed, ok-paid team. (no increase uh, just less workload haha!)

also, i've found solace in my housemates, officemates and my hubby, of course. i still do miss the previous interns.. but i try to keep in touch with linh, (i IM her once in a while).. here's our picture on their last day at Clark Quay:


we've got new interns now, don't talk to them that often (not unlike Linh and Erikson with whom i had adjacent seats with) but they're quite funny. hehe. i have found out that its great to have friends from different races, you learn a lot. i really like Malvika.. she's indian and she talks a lot. haha. we keep each other entertained by talking about everything and nothing. awesome way to kill time in the office.

i've recently bought a HOLGA camera(google it, its a lot of fun) which will join my ActionSampler lomo collection. its becoming an expensive hobby, having your 120mm film developed but i find it exciting, not knowing what to expect with your shot. think natuwa si hubby about me getting into photography, cause he doesn't have to drag me to go out and take photos of anything.

which reminds me.. our bangkok trip is only 3 weeks away! yey yey yey! so looking forward to it, i think i over-googled and now i have information overload about bangkok, the city tours, the hotels, etc but its all good. (i have short-time memory anyways) going with hubby, janey and her friend. yey again!

oh, and i got a new haircut. its super short i actually look like a boy. ha! i still like it, less shampoo to use.

gotta sleep now. TGIF tomorrow. :D i KNOW i won't be blogging tomorrow so have a happy weekend everyone!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

...never too late

to blog about our honeymoon!!! i got inspired actually to blog by my vietnamese friend linh, who blogged so many beautiful pictures of her country. It's definitely one country I look forward to going to..

I know its succch a late topic but I figured, I might want to have our honeymoon documented for future reads..

So first stop was Cebu! got a flight from Manila to Cebu via Cebu Pacific.. i actually never experienced a delayed flight from Cebu before.. (don't know if i'm just lucky) and we even won a shirt in the games they do inside the airplane hehe. (most number of 5 peso coins haha! dunno wtf we were doing with those)

After landing in Cebu we got the hotel resort bus to transfer us to Shangrila Mactan.


We were choosing between Plantation Bay and Shangrila Mactan, but what got me was the reviews i read about the buffet in Shangrila which is typically Shangrila... plenty and delicious! hehe. (more about the food later)

..our own balcony! (we got a tripod, in case ur wondering :p)

they have their own man made beach.. pretty small but still looks good!

i dont know how to call this place.. gazebo like tree house?

and the buffet breakfast i've been raving about!! this was just a little part of it! it was such a looong display of food! i think we ate for more than 2 hours haha!

and the picture perfect pool.. this was taken after i beat pangs in table tennis (twice)

oh, i got a fever during our honeymoon. bwahahaha. that one sucked haha. but good thing i recovered after a night's sleep. (might be because i overstrained myself trying to beat Pangs in ping pong hihihi) After 2 nights there, we took a ferry boat ride to Bohol! Checked in at Alona something resort (whaat i forgot the name.. its not the expensive one, the Alona palm.. but I know its alona something.. this is why I should've blogged about this earlier arrgh) We stayed there for 3 nights.. (or was it 4 nights? my gooooooooooooooooshh)

I looove the beach at Alona.. only bad thing about it was the Sunset was not on the sea.. I mean.. as you can see below, its on the left side.. still beautiful, though

We took a day tour (its easy to get one just as soon as you arrive.. so many manongs with laminated papers displaying the tours.. just learn how to haggle!)

inside one of the churches (don't ask me which one!)

bell tower of the same unidentified church (wahaha.. can someone help me name it?)

risking our lives for a photo between the man made forest

of course, you can't go to Bohol without seeing the chocolate hills

a better view! see how many small hills there are! looks like....

inside the floating, moving restaurant! got a good lunch here! it was so festive inside, there was a person singing and everyone was joining in the singing hehe.

more of the river

the adorable tarsier

look how small it is!!

there was a small community center.. where you can buy some local products and see people actually make them!

ang galing ni kuya!

we also went to the hanging bridge (which for the life of me I don't want to cross) and the blood compact site.

back to the resort, outside our cottage.

one last shot of the beach.

and that was it! i can say that for those on a budget, bohol is definitely an awesome place to be. we had no pictures of the dolphins we saw (yeaaaaaaaaah we were using my sister's camera and i was afraid to get it wet) .. you have to take an hour's boat ride to Balicasag island .. and on the way to the snorkelling site you see sooooo manyyyyy dolphins.. the dolphins were so playful they would actually jump around the boat and swim with the boat. When we got to Balicasag island, the snorkelling there is just breathtaking. the whole surrounding area around the island was a marine sanctuary.. we just went to the shallow part (sabi nga ni manong.. pag pinoy gusto hanggang dito.. *pointing to his chest* pero ang foreigner, gusto dito *pointing above his head*hehe) it was my first time to snorkel but i really believe its one of the most beautiful snorkelling sites. (and i'd imagine the diving must be heaven!) I regret not buying any disposable waterproof camera huhuhuh. We'll definitely be going to Bohol again!

Friday, June 22, 2007

...random stuff

i know its late, but am quite bored here in the office. actually, bored is not the right word, its lazy. i have so much stuff to do, but i don't feel like doing them. so i'm back here blogging! can't believe i've started feeling lazy even with blogging. *sighs*

7 random things about me:

i'm very ningas cogon. i get really, really excited on an idea but never have the drive to follow through. that's why i can't keep a hobby. i easily lose interest.

i'm probably the only person who actually likes her motorola razr phone. despite the numerous complaints about it, i can't imagine putting anything thicker in my pocket. when i ask people with big phones how they manage to put it in their pockets they will say "oh, i'm not the type who puts their phone in their pocket", i will mutter to myself "that's because you CAN'T". ha!

listening to music in my mp3 player is always exciting. I'm on shuffle mode and half the music i have is something unfamiliar. that's because i usually download by band/artist and will get stuff that haven't been released.

i'm a daddy's girl. i listen to every single of my father's suggestions, it drives my husband crazy.

we live near the red-light district in SG. i'm used to seeing hookers on the street.

i miss watching GMA shows. i miss regine, kyla, janno and most importantly, Eat Bulaga! I miss Jose!!! (you know my dad knew Wang-bu before Bamboo? lol)

i'm watching Pinoy Big Brother and want to head the Oplan Kamatis against Wendy. Arrgh. I swear, if i'm in Pinas, I will go the house and bring banners like "Wendy-monyita" or "Wendy Asal Squatter" or something like that and throw her tomatoes.

Hehe, i hate Wendy so much. But I hate Bruce and Nel even worse. and I miss GMA so much! huhuhhu.

Stuff that happened since I last blogged:
1. Held a poker night at our house with my college friends.. Jane, Regi, Celina and of course Anshe. I won the 2nd round so I won 8dollars hehehe!
2. We went to Bintan, Indonesia. It's just a 45 minute ferry ride from Singapore. I liked Bintan, we stayed at Nirwana beach club, it was one of the cheap resorts but it was cool cause we were able to go to the bigger Nirwana resort. Now THAT was beautiful. Pictures to follow.
3. Pangs got promoted! He's now an official IBMer. congrats to you Pangs. (and congrats to me. BWA HA HA HA)
4. I have been smoke free for 37 days now. It started as a bet with my Pangs. A Lacoste bag that i wanted if I stay smokefree for 30 days. But even after the sale, the bag still costs 167 sgd dollars. I started feeling guilty cause that's a looot of money which we could use for tiles in our house! lol! Anyway, I'm still smoke-less. Pangs told me if I can't quit, he's gonna make me call the Hotline for help. haha.
5. Kairita ang boss ko. Major. I don't even know where to start. It can be the way he speaks, or the way he clears his throat every 5 seconds. Or his awful plastic-smile. wahahaha.

That's all.

Got a couple of preggy friends. Good luck! (erlyn and joy) hope to see your babies when we go home this Christmas!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

...vent machine

May 8, 2007
System Time: 2:00 PM
i'm so bored. i'm not supposed to be bored.. i'm supposed to be doing something but i'm too lazy. wahahaha. so i guess i have no right to complain about feeling bored.

currently listening to Sugarfree.. there's something about listening to pinoy bands when you're outside pinas.. makes me appreciate it more.. and it definitely lifts your spirits up and makes you less homesick..

i have the 'oh-shit-its-only-tuesday-3-more-friggin-days-to-go-before-friday' blues.

System Time: 2:48 PM
you know what i hate the most? when they give me their hand-me-down tickets. gaaah. who's the freaking dispatcher anyway? why are they giving me their rejected tickets? am i too friggin quiet? isn't it obvious i'm busy? (HA! i'm busy writing my blog!) gaah. *sighs* now in a blink of an eye i have 2 unwanted tickets on my queue. demmit.

May 9, 2007
System Time: 1:55 PM
currently listening to Gavin de graw.. i heart gavin. *sighs* i love his voice sooo much. just watched the 21st Heroes episode..

**spoilers ahead**

pangs didn't like it, because the 20th episode was so action packed compared to this one.. but i liked it because it touched on silar's character, which is actually pretty interesting. now i know what the blue light he showed us on the 20th episode. its ice!! ha. wonder who he killed for that. i was watching it in the MRT, and the part with Hiro stopping time to kill Silar was some heart-stopping-scary-shit! i think i literally jumped from my seat when silar moved his eyes. wahahah! i'm actually sympathetic of hiro.. i usually get frustrated when some character isn't able to kill a villain.. but in hiro's case, i can actually understand him! cause he's too cute to be a killer,bwahaha. i dont think he's ready to kill. but he has too.. in two days! wahahha! i hope they kill silar in this season (wishful thinking!), and get a new super villain on season 2.

ooh just remembered that its a wednesday.. gotta check for the american idol show.. (but i got it recorded, atat lang ako hehe) i like blake!! and jordin! and melinda! so oust lakisha bwahahaha!

System Time: 5:49 PM
just received a slew(?) of tickets. *whoa* no mercy huhuhu. so maybe i need to tell about my work a bit for you to understand my situation. basically we're supporting 100+ servers worldwide. and not only servers, but also users worldwide. this application we're supporting is not just one.. but a different application for every server. and you know what makes this worse? they're using proprietary language so that just basically means ZERO career growth. (unless i work for Shell or another refinery) anyway, that's not what i'm complaining about. we have a so-called dispatcher every week. this dispatcher is in charge of 'dispatching' the tickets (server/user problems), to the team. But we're ALWAYS shorthanded.. so the dispatcher usually dispatches to himself hehe.. but this DUDE.. he dispatches to ME! he already assigned me two priority 1 tickets and then he sends me his two user tickets! i'm like, wtf dude? the user tickets have low priority even if they say "URGENT" in the description field (every user feels his issue is 'urgent') you can still do them even if you're friggin busy. and shutting down services is EASY demmit. it will not take up your friggin time. arggh arrgh arrgh. when this DUDE's the dispatcher, i feel like I"M the dispatcher with all the stress he's giving me. he's giving me all the high priority tickets and ...watdapaaaaaaaaaaak while writing this blog he gave me another frigging p2 ticket. PUTANG INA UH!

System Time: 6:16 PM
you know what's the worse feeling? when all you want to do is smoke and then you have no friggin lighter. what the f*ck do you do? rub some stones together? demmit demmit demmit.

i think i've reached my venting quota for the day. will just post this blog. *sighs* bye guys.

Monday, April 30, 2007

...old news, new post

April 12, 2006
System Time: 5:39 PM
ohmyisshhh sooo coooold here in the office *brrrrrrr*.

we have found a place to move in! we'll be moving by May 1. its still far from work (for me) but at least my travel time will probably be lessened by 30 minutes. ha! which means 30 more minutes of sleeping time! BIG DEAL! yep yep! hehe. it was quite frustrating looking for a new flat.. first of all, the rent has gone waaay up (inhumane!) and we couldn't find a 2-room condo for less than 2k/month! of course, we had to have our requirements: has a pool, near mrt, has 2 toilets and generally must be nice. (not old/dirty, furnished, no latrine toilets! eww.) there were 2 flats we already wanted to rent out which we didn't get for 2 different reasons. first one was the agent pissed us off and got us all paranoid of getting swindled, and the next one was we had to compete with an indian couple and the landlord chose that indian couple. (ha. his loss!) there was a unit we liked but it was smack in the middle of the red-light district, and another one we viewed that was too far from the mrt. (and i didn't like that the dining area was away from the TV. hehe!) Finally we went to this really nice condo and just as i entered the unit i said to the agent 'okay, we'll take it' hehe. Jeff and Raymond even asked me 'Are you sure this one is only 1700??" Kasi super bihira talaga kaming makakita ng below 2k na malapit sa mrt kahit 2 bedroom lang. Then we found out that 3 other groups also offered for the condo and we were like "oh nooo, here we go again" but then the landlord chose us! weeee! we even met a filipina dh there and we got her number to work a couple of hours a week to iron clothes. double weeeee! (no more gusot clothes hahaha!) sawa na daw siyang maglakwatsa, magsisideline na lang daw siya hehe.

my dad just texted me: "OK NA TITLE NG HOUSE NNYO! (my dad always texts me in caps hehe) PADALA KO COPY PARA MAINSPIRE KAYO AT LEAST MAYROON NG BUNGA PAGHIHIRAP DYAN" haaay. nalungkot ako na natuwa. why the f*ck do i need to be here just to pay for our friggin house. huhuhu. haay, iniisip ko na lang talaga ay dalawang bagay. 1. basta magkasama kami ni pangs 2. konting tiis lang para mapabilis ang pagbayad. but there are really times when i feel so homesick, nakakadepress. (oh no, *tingin sa taas* don't cry!) my job is haaaay. so stressful. and the people.. haaay. there's only like 2 people who i like here, sam and ms. vivian. all the rest, i don't know.. oh, the students din.. i try not to get too attached to them since they're just here as interns and they'll be leaving on june.. pero huhuhu too late, i'm gonna miss them so much ayaw ko ng isipin na aalis sila. i'm gonna be all alone again with the 2 anaps here.

April 30, 2006
System Time: 5:25 PM
it takes me a couple of weeks even to write my posts within a post. hay. well i've got an excuse. i'm b u s y. # 1 excuse. next is.. i'm l a z y. *sighs* even blogging which has been a hobby is now something i find so troublesome to do. huhuhu. hmmm. it's april 30 and i'm here in the office. i want to take a leave just like the rest of my colleagues (arrgh. hate that word. i've only used it HERE. another word i have only used HERE.. expedite. haha). and i'm definitely hating my boss here.. he can't take 'yes' as an answer... LITERALLY. cause he wants me to freaking say "CAN"!! here's an example

him: can u create a ticket for Tier 3?
me: okay
him: u can right? create a ticket now?
me: okay, sure.
him: okay, can? can?
me: yes.
him: alright.. can uh??
me: caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnn.
him: okay byebye.

ARRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHH. please stop me from barfing. i'm trying all my might not to jump the 'can' wagon, but honestly, if it stops my boss from bugging me then i'll say "CAN" the whole friggin time even if it makes my skin crawl.

let's just focus on the good news. Pangs called me and said he got a raise!! a whopping 1+k raise! i'm so happy for us. hahaha. "US" ano, not him. hehe. syempre, his money is my money as well, hahahahaha! he earned it, he has stayed here for a year already.

another good news, we moved to the new house already! (al-re-diiiiiiii) we just moved yesterday so everything is still in chaos but we'll get there. didn't realize we had sooo much stuff amongst the 4 of us. we were able to fill up a 10-feet truck! moving is definitely tiring, so its not something i'm looking forward to doing every couple of years. imagine how much stuff we've accumulated by then. ha.

jeff and anshe are now in IKEA (so envious!) buying some stuff for the house.. tutal Anshe's not blogging so i'll spoil the news for her. noooo, she's not preggy or anything like that hahaha. they got a cool new laptop! a freakin' sony Vaio. hihihi. sukoiii!!

hmm.. what else. i'm here killing time 'cause i'm so not in the mood to work. but i got assigned 3 tickets so i've got no choice, but at least they're so called monitoring tickets so i don't really have to stare at them while they run. you know, i'm holding a record since i got here.. only 1 sick leave since i started last december.. oh my god. that's a lifetime achievement award for me. i usually have 1 sick leave a month! twice a month if i can pull it off. now because of the freakin rule here (you have to have a doctor issue you a medical certificate for you to get a day off from work.. just for one friggin day!) now i realize how healthy i am. hahahahaha. i couldn't really tell while i was in Pinas because of the many times i faked being sick. LOL.

oh, and we're so pinoy big brother addicts now. (i'm gonna start ranting so those who cannot relate, please skip this portion) i'm haaaating maricris. for the love of god someone just evict her and put her in a mental institution. throw nel in with her for his 'pagkukunsinti', demmit. pleaseeee let her bang her head on the wall, she needs it! (end of rant)

wow.. i think i was able to kill some time here.. bweheheh good. i sooo want to go home already. (maybe take a bath again in our glorious bathtub?) lol. (darnit, naririnig pala kami nila anna haha)

that's all folks. hope you update your blogs too. thanks harbie for such a wonderful, long blog (was able to kill 30 minutes from that as well) keep it up. no thanks to anshe and ria and other people. and erlyn, what's your url again? demmit i can't remember.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

...super late update

yeah, i'm still alive. work has been absuuuurdly busy, its inhumane. i don't know how anyone survives here in SG..

too tired to write down anything (waaah, iba na toh!) so i'm going to run a quick recap:

1. went home at feb 23 ( i think).. sorry sa mga hindi ko nameet.. was only there for 4 days, but still so fun. what did i do? shop! wahaha..i think i spent a total of 500 sgd in that span of 4 days (but that also includes pakain sa mga tao.. but still, waaah!) was v.happy to see our house again *akaps house*

2. parents and ate chary visited here in singapore last march 14. now, THAT was fun. though i wasn't able to spend the whole time they were here (had to freakin work), we were still able to go to sentosa together. i think my dad liked the musical fountain! dad also liked our hdb, para kasing suburbs tong tinitirhan namin, tas he liked that 4 lang na unit ang asa floor namin, para daw condo hehe! i miss them now huhuhu.

3. pangs bought a 320 gb external hd! only for 180bucks! now we've used up 100gb already with my japanese/english videos wahahaha! we saw this insanely priced 1.5 TB.. but we were choosing between a 320gb and the 500gb, we later choose the 320 because of the price (500gb i think cost 250bucks.. not sure) and we thought it will take us a long time to fill this up, but after just one night he already filled up 100gb wahaha. hopefully its only because we were excited hehe. now i'm able to copy all of Lynh's One Piece videos (japanese anime.. up to 200+ episodes!!)

4. this week i'm on training so its sorta rest from work. last sunday i had to go to the office and do some DST change for the europe servers. good thing all my teammate gurus were also there so it was (i assume) an error -free patching. not really sure cause as i've said, i'm in training, without even access to our lotus notes. (buti rin!)

5. we're planning on moving on May. we've had some run in with some weirdo agents but hopefully, we'll still be able to find a decent place to move in. its kinda hard because we like our hdb so we have high expectations when we check out a place and we realize how small some condo units are compared to our hdb. ho-hum.

6. watching a lot of prison break, smallville (i'm downloading it as soon as the new episodes are available) heroes and house md. still depressed over The OC but i'll get over it.

7. i miss pinas. t r u l y. locals here are so mareklamo. honestly, the things they make a big fuss of are so ridiculous.... closing orchard road for f1 racing, big big ferris wheel that's an eyesore for seatbelts in buses (wtf?) i miss our easy-go-lucky kababayans. i even miss the weird campaign commercials. wahaha. can't believe i won't be able to vote, tsk tsk tsk. and i hate my english. my english really sucks wahahaa. i feel so illiterate. haaay. kakamiss magtagalog.

that's all. paramdam naman kayu guys... later :)

Friday, February 23, 2007

...AI talk!

System Time: 3:02 PM

this week was the performance night of the top 24 guys and girls.. bottom line, guys sucked, girls rule! (and white girls can't sing.. harhar) i liked the last girl, she was waaay too awesome. Now I have these super high expectations from her so she better be good at every single night. The guys were just plain mediocre. Even my favorite, Chris Sligh, wasn't that good. I guess his voice isn't really that extraordinary (oh well, he still has his humour). I've been reading his blog and his favorite band is Muse (we're the same! hehe) that's why I liked him. I also liked the Black backup singer guy but his Rock With you performance was very iffy. I mean, even if its a great song, he just didn't sing it THAT well. I dunno. The last guy was just plain lucky. He was able to stand out with his okay performance of Edwin Mccain's I could not ask for more just because the other guys performed so dismally. All the black girls sang great. The white girls just didn't cut. I'm so disappointed that the Antonella girl (who sang I don't wanna miss a thing) didn't get eliminated. She is soooo ready to go. I had to fast forward her performance because I was embarassed for her. The guy who sang Keane was so-so, but again, he stood out because at least he sang a modern song. and I haaated the guy who sang the Gavin degraw song.. ekk, he sounded like Mickey Mouse who got his tail stepped on or something. Anyway, it sure feels like a girl's gonna win it this time. I liked Lakisha (unbelievable performance) and the girl backup singer (who's sooo sweet. and she's so likeable)
It's been pretty busy at work, you can't believe I worked last sunday for 12 hours. demmit. At least i got 150sgd bucks for it. (underpaid!) But now I'm looking for a vacation. So I'll end this blog with this song..

"Manila, Manila... I keep coming back to Manila"

Bye guys!

Friday, February 02, 2007 hao!

January 29, 2007
System Time: 6:57 PM
hate mondays. i always miss my bus during mondays. i'm always a minute late. and it means seeing my boss again who really irritates the hell out of me. seriously. he's one of those awful bosses you can't respect because he knows nothing. zilch. nada. but on the other hand, he's less scary because of that. imagine if he's actually intelligent. combine that with his attitude of kakulitan. eww scary. so i guess this is better. i'm not gonna complain anymore that he's a dimwit. harhar.

i met mich last night! actually,.. it was this morning, at 1:30 am hehe. we went to geylang, where they're staying over with some friends. mich gave me my pasalubongs (woohooo thanks mich!). i wasn't able to meet them while they were touring.. it was really too bad because they even went to a park/resort which is really near our place. (i could take my bike) yeah, sayang. anyways, it was great seeing her again. salamat sa liver spread at ajiginisa! harharhar!

i wanna go home already. ate ging is dating someone american. and he's going to see my family on the first week of february. too baddddd i won't be able to meet him. tsk tsk. i'm happy ate ging is dating! wish ate chary will follow suit. but i guess it's okay, at least she can take care of mom and dad more. well, i hope she really does take care of them. hay. i miss my parents, especially my dad. huhuhu.

anyway, enough of that, don't want to dwell on sad things. my housemate just left (huhuhu, goodbye baby iyah) so it's just now me and raymond, anshe and jeff and jun. we're now occupying the master bedroom.. it's bigger but not necessarily better. harhar. first of all, i don't like that it's carpeted. (awful carpet at that) means we have to vacuum it. arrgh. and also hate that there's only one cabinet, unlike our room which had so much storage space, we actually have 4 ledges we could put our junk on. so yesterday we had to buy a 99 dollar cabinet at IKEA just so we could have someplace to put our 4-ledges-junk. gastos! but IKEA is always fun, we bought some cheap kitchen stuff, the cabinet, and a folding mini-table which is similar to what we use back at Pinas when we wanted to eat in front of the TV. now we're using this as my laptop table. we can actually add a tabletop on the cabinet we bought but it was out of stock so the folding table will do for now. perhaps later (after sweldo harhar). the good thing about the new room is having our own toilet. no more waiting for TP to finish sa CR. hahaha joke lang tp, labyu. i'm not worried about cleaning it 'cause that's raymond's thing. hahaha. mwah@pangs. labyu din. LOL. and also, great news for all our friends/relatives. come visit us at singapore! you can now stay at our flat, yahuuu. there's now an extra room (the one that TP and jeff used to occupy) so you can stay with us. all you have to do is bring us pasalubong from pinas harharhar. we're okay with polvorons, or becky's kitchen's brownies. or any thing from goldilocks. especially the packed bopis, dinuguan and lechon paksiw. harharhar. punta na keyu!

February 2, 2007
System Time: 6:24 PM
TGIF!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoey yahoey. i sooo wanna go home already. i'm just so tired. i've been doing so much actual work now its really tiring wahahah. ooh, my mom sent me an MMS of what dad did in their garden..

tada! cool, right? when i'm sad here in the office.. i just look at this picture and imagine my dad actually doing it. it never fails to bring a smile on my face wahaha. i told dad he should do one for OUR garden

ei, good news. we are officially the owner of the house and lot in Antipolo. Yahooey! my dad sent me this text message: "GOOD NEWS. MEH TITULO NA ANG LUPA NYO. BAD NEWS: KELANGAN KO NG MAGBAYAD SA FEB 14. POOR NA AKO HUHUHU" LOL! Hopefully by next month or something we'll be able to double our pay to dad so that he won't feel poor anymore hehe. (ooh, missing my dad again... *think happy thoughts*)

my Kups of a TL asked me this afternoon
Kups: "You know VB6 right?"
Me: "Yep"
Kups: "Where did you learn it? In singapore?"
Me: "At school, in the philippines"
Kups: "Do you know any institution that teaches VB6 or"
Me: "I'm not sure.. maybe Informatics"
Kups: "Okay, try to contact them and ask how much and the sched, all that stuff"

ginawa pa akong secretary. bwiset. LOL! I thought he was going to give me a SWI or something, gagawin lang pala akong secretary. I also asked him if i could be included in this training.. he gave me a vague answer. Iniisip ko na lng, sana nga pag nagtraining for .NET masama ako. 'Cause they're planning on migrating our application to the Web. Sana! (they still use Access for their forms!) Anyway, i contacted another company, not informatics. At least I was able to surf the Internet with permission bwahaha.

Will post this already.. ei I can post this here! yey! Oh yeah, I watched American Idol pala. So far i like the weirdos. The Jesus lookalike, the fat guy with curly hair whose dream was to make David hasselhof cry again (plus he sang Kiss from a Rose.. looove that song!).. and I also like the black back-up singer. I'm excited for Hollywood week to start! woohoo!

Also watching a new Jdrama, c/o one of the interns here. It's called 1 litre of Tears.. cause you'll literally cry that much while watching this. I swear, I'm trying not to cry while watching it on the MRT! i actually sniffle! its so sad and the main character is so endearing and pretty. Just try and watch this, i recommend it. (ayan ria, recommendation uh. Also watched Hana Yori Dango, the japanese version, Boku something Madonna and Kimi something Petto.. haha sorry, these japanese titles are confusing!) All are great! that's all.. bye for now, have a happy weekend!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

...time to work

January 17, 2007
System Time: 2:53 PM

>_< .. so sleepy.. i wanna go home, but i still have 6 hours to go! watdaaaa wahaha. ang tagal pa.. still working for a 12-9pm shift.

oooh meh cable na kami! we got entertainment (starworld/axn) tas educational (discovery etc) tas kids(disney/cn/nick) tas sports (espn/star sports) tsaka TFC (para sa Sana Maulit Muli! mwahhaha *certified Kimerald fan* na ko!) i think there's been a mistake though, 'cause we're still able to watch HBO, CNN.. 2 groups that we didn't get.. syempre i won't complain, just hope they're not stupid enough to bill us for that. hehe. cable here is super expensive! all in all we'll be paying 60 dollars a month for that. ooh, and i also got the smart tv HEHE. (ang gastos nga haha) its like the Tivo here in SG. 'cause since there are weeks that i'll be working til evening, i won't be able to watch Sana Maulit Muli ahahahha! (todo na toh).. my first excuse was American Idol, but I found out that it has a 11:30 pm so i could probably catch that one. pero yung Sana Maulit Muli, di ko alam eh hehe. so yun na lang! so far, i like the recorder, just wished that the 'per show' feature eh, meh frequency option din. Napipili ko lang kasi yung show, pero hindi ko pwedeng sabihin na Daily or M-F or something like that. So I have to use the 'time' feature, lalagay ko yung oras tas meh frequency nga. like daily, 9:30-10:00 para keh Kimerald hehe. Ay yung frequency din meh reklamo ako.. kasi yung VHS namin sa bahay, pwedeng every Sunday/Monday/Tuesday etc, pwedeng M-F, pwedeng whole week, etc.. Itong Smart TV pwede lang Daily (meaning monday - sunday).. di ko maalala kung pwedeng per Day. basta, alang Monday - Friday lang. anyhoo, ang linaw ng cable hehe! lolz. hindi ako sanay kasi sa pinas kahit cable, medyo malabo! harharhar. kakasplitter siguro hihihi.

we've got visitors here, our boss' boss' boss. ay umuwi na pala yun kahapon. naiwan yung release manager. mabait namin, kamukha nya si santa claus hahaha. pagdating ko ng quarter to 12, nakita ko siya mag isa sa area namin, tas inalok ko mag lunch, kaya nakausap ko ng konti sa queue sa canteen. pag upo kasi namin, sinamahan na kami ng manager eh, syempre usapang trabaho na sila. eh ako nagtatanong lang ako about belgium. sa taas daw, pero dutch ang language, sa southern part daw, french. siya daw dutch pero marunong siyang magfrench.

January 23, 2007
ei, nag one year na kami ni pangs!! last Jan 21 ang aming first year anniv. nakakatuwa kasi nahanap ni pangs dito yung gusto naming restaurant sa pinas, yung nanbantei! merong nanbantei sa far east na mall sa orchard. katawa nga eh, unang pagpasok namin sa mall.. tinginan kami ni pangs kasi luma yung mall, ala Lucky Plaza.. tas parang "meron bang nanbantei dito?" lol! pero meron nga, sa 5th floor! as in same franchise ng asa greenbelt. ang sarap talaga dun hehehe. thanks pangs!

i finally received my last paycheck at my previous work. so so happy. now we're able to pay off 2 months worth of house amortization AND other utility stuff we still pay (like cable, meralco, manila waters). at least we're debt free for 2 months! woohoo! and i'll be able to give 2k to daddy.. that's my contribution to his new rockport shoes.. tinext nya yun saken eh ehhehe "MAY NAKITA AKONG ROCKPORT SHOES. SALE. 3+K. DIBA WALA KA PANG CHRISTMAS GIFT SAKEN. MAGKANO CONTRIBUTION MO?" ehehe ayush anu. ganyan kami sa pamilya eh, mas nadadalian kami kung sabihin mo na lang kung ano gusto mong gift kesa manghula pa kami.

last sunday i also attempted to do some post-christmas shopping for my family, but i was only to buy a bag for ate chary. Si aTe chary na naman! eh meh regalo na ako sa kanya eh, pero 10 dollar bag lang sa seiyu eh nahiya naman ako kaya binilan ko ng iba hahaha. wasn't able to buy a blouse for ate ging, either super mahal or super panget hehe. haaay. this weekend, attempt ulit ako.

i'm doing some work na dito sa work. hehe. that's why i'm not that diligent to blog everyday anymore. wow, busy na ako anu. hehe. i was able to close tickets today! pero hindi ko pa talaga kinoclose. lolz. i asked the other pinoys here , bakit ayaw mo pa iclose? kasi syempre dun sa dati kong work, panget pag marami kang open tickets.. pero dito, ayaw nilang iclose hanggang maari. yun pala, pag nakikita daw kasi na konti na lang ticket mo, pasa daw ng pasa sayo. kaya gusto nilang marami ang asa queue nila. lolz. crazzzyyyyy. pero susundin ko sila heeheh. grabe dito. bakit ganun? lolz.

ay, about the cable, ala na yung hbo, cnn namin. sad. pinatikim lang kami hehe. but i still enjoy sana maulit muli tsaka yung medical detectives sa discovery. oooh, and i was able to watch ASAP last sunday, so that was cool.

January 26, 2007
System Time: 7:18 PM

laaapit na ko umuwiii. yahuuuu. We had new visitors again, mga bossing from UK and US. Because of that, yesterday we had a company dinner and ate at Meritus Mandarin. Food was great, we had lobsters, oysters, prawns, sashimi etc. I also liked the dessert buffet, but I liked the appetizers even better! I love smoked salmon, salads oysters (already mentioned that, hehe) etc.

My TL is in the panic mood again. Seems like they got emailed by the supervisor of the interns here. Like where's their access etc, why it's taking too long etc. I was the one who is handling the ticket and the bottom line is, there's nothing i can do about it. They don't have access to certain folders so that's another group's problem. Good thing I had documented about it, did a follow-up etc because my TL kept on bugging me about it and even made me call the other group while he was listening. (parang bata!) I was sitting on his area waiting for the other group to pick up (we were on hold) when one of our visitors, the manager of the north america team saw me and said "Have you been a bad girl? Why are you there?" and I said "I'm in the principal's office" and now they call my TL "The Principal" because of that. hahahhaahahaha. Kasi naman gusto pang asa tabi ako niya..kaya ko namang tumawag sa desk ko nohhh.. b w i s e t.

Mich is here! will meet her this weekend (meh pinabili ako eh! yahuu!) excited aku makita siya.

Yun lang.. send ko na toh. i forgot to send this to myself last week. Bye all! Happy weekend!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

...the week that was

January 8, 2007

System Time: 2:48 PM

i have a freakin' stiff neck. it hurts sooo much. it's my 2nd day already, it has improved a little, at least i could move my head to the left already! my head is still permanently tilted to the right, though. it looks like i'm always inquiring or something. at least it makes me look interested. harhar. ooh demmittttt. i just tried, you know, untilting my head.. i tried to straighten it and i got this SHOOTING pain that is so extremely painful. huhuhu. why the fuck did i attempt that. i drank my last dolfenal and mefanamic acid's the only one working for me so far. wa epek ang ibuprofen/paracetamol. kapag bukas meron parin, mag m-mc na talaga ako!

System Time: 4:18 PM

i am so sleepy. and so much in pain! what a combi. i am so catching the 520pm bus.. hope i don't run in some bad luck and have them looking for me after i leave. as if i've done anything work related today. as usual.

Jnauary 9, 2007

System Time: 10:40 AM

i'm feeling much much better. TG! I don't think i can endure the pain anymore. I still have the "inquisitive" look but at least, my shoulder/back of neck doesn't hurt anymore.

I've been watching japanese series lately, much to the influence of my housemate Raya. She introduced me to Yami P,the guy at Kurosagi. After that i watched Hana Yori Dango and now I'm watching Stand Up!. Stand Up's pretty funny, puro kalokohan. it's a bunch of adolescent boys who all have one objective, to get laid for that summer. they're teased as the 4D, D as in do-te as in Virgins. Japanese comedy is kinda similar to ours, the slapstick kind, but i still find myself laughing on my owm at the MRT hehe.

System Time: 3:28 PM

everyone's telling me that the students will be coming, but i'm still all alone here in my area! kelan ba sila darating??

January 10, 2007

System Time: 5:31 PM

the students are here! one's vietnamese, the other is indonesian. together we can form the asean summit, eehehe. at least i've got neighbors already!

today is an eventful day because this is the day that i got reprimanded for being late. wahaha. first time in all my professional life that i got reprimanded for being late. demmit. lolz. i guess i thought i can't be noticed, so i got a bit forgetful and wasn't that mindful of the time. sabi pa nya, palagi daw ako late. nyahaha. ang layo pa ng pinanggalingan nun. first he asked where i lived. then he asked what time the first mrt leaves in the nearest station. then he asked how long it takes from home to work. then he asked how long the bus arrives. then he asked me if i know what time do the analysts have to arrive here in the office. THEN came the question why i was "ALWAYS" late. nyahahah. all i could say was "sometimes i would miss the bus" then came the rebuttal, "but that is not an excuse" so what more can i say but "you're right." wahaha. tsk tsk. i guess i have to make my waking time 10 minutes earlier now. (ANG BIG DEAL UH) kasi naman hindi naman ako naleleyt ng sobra sa 15 minutes noh. my gosh. keinish.

a colleague will be leaving soon and i think they're gonna make me go to work on a 12pm-9pm shift. I asked pangs and said 'is that good news or bad news?'.. still don't know the answer.. good thing is i can sleep more in that shift, probably can wake up around 9am and leave at 1015am. bad news of course is, i'll be getting home at 10:30 pm. But good news too is that i can take a cab and have the fare reimbursed. Bad news is i don't know if they'll allow me to reimburse a fare from here to our house! anyway, i think it'll be better in the long run because i don't get to sleep at 10pm anyway, i usually sleep around 12pm.. so if i arrive home at 10:30pm, hopefully i'll be able to sleep around 12pm too. so the longer i sleep, the better.

the chikitings are nice (as pangs calls the students here). they're not singaporeans, they moved here 3 years ago to study, so we can all whine about stuff that we hate about SG hehe. plus it's really nice to have someone to talk to when i'm here at my desk.

uwi na ako.. magreremit pa kami eh! babay!

January 11, 2007

System Time: 2:24 PM

ayan uh, i got in at 8:55 AM. wasn't able to login sa Sametime sa Lotusnotes('cause i have a theory that this is where my TL checks if we're already in the office) because the support guy arrived just as i was logging in and did something on my pc so bahala na. icheck nya yung time log hmpft. still can't believe it took me almost 2 hours to get here. left at 7:10AM! the buses where unbelievably slow this morning.

System Time: 2:41 PM

bingo # 2. b w i s e t. ano toh, daily habit? i got 'scolded' again by my TL kasi bakit daw nag eemail ako sa mga approver to approve my access request when the request was only sent today. arrggh. eh last time sabi nya ie-mail ko daw yung mga approvers to introduce myself eh. edi nagintroduce nga ako saying i'm ann blah blah, i'm a new member of the support team blahblah tas syempre dun sa email sinabi ko na rin na pakiapprove yung request. arrrggh. kasi meh bwiset na thailander na atrabida. yung isang sinendan ng access admin na email for approval eh hindi na pala siya ang owner ng site, iba na. last August pa siya nalipat ng pwesto. eh hindi ko naman malalaman yun diba, dapat alam ng access admin kung sino ang mga owners ng site. so nagusual email ako na i'm ann blah blah please approve blah blah. tas nagreply yung inimail ko, saying na hindi na siya yung owner tas binanggit nya yung pangalan, let's call her Pokwang, na sinabi na nya keh Pokwang na ayusin yung documentation para matanggal na name nya at malagay na yung name ng pumalit sa kanya as site owner. tas etong si POKWANG, sabi ba naman, "Sorry about it I have no idea where she got your name from" yung 'She' dun, meaning me! eh Hello, asa thread ng email eh na ang unang nagsend ng email is yung access admin keh ex-site owner. grrr bwisit. no idea amputs. hellow are you blind. lolz. keinish. /me sakal *pokwang* yung kapalpakan mo, pinapasa mo saken uh. b w i s e t. bwisit din si TL. ano buh tlaga kuyuh? to mail or not to mail, that is the question. hay. eeewan.malamang bukas din meh mga email ako na ganon, baka makulitan saken yung mga site owner huhuhuh.

at the rate i'm going, baka bukas meh bingo # 3 ako! lolz. probably from the same issue. demmit. gaaah.

System Time: 3:18 PM

naiinis parin ako. chineck ko yung email ng access admin at kung kelan ako nagpadala ng 'intro' email sa site owner. this was the email where my TL told me to send an 'intro' email nga. same day din kaya! hay naku. sinabi kaya saken ng butihing TL ko na "oh, you should send them an email and introduce yourself chuva chenes" bwisit.

System Time: 5:40 PM

bwiset talaga na TL ko. hindi ako pinayagang magleave kahit 1 araw sa chinese new year! demmit! basta uuwi parin ako. leche tlga huhuhu. meh hinihirit pa na 1 lang pwede kong i-leave sa isang bwan. demmit. no way noh. kinalarify ko nga yun eh, pero sabi "cannot, i don't want the chinese people to be dispatchers on their holiday" bwisit talaga. sabi nga ni paulo, eh bakit nung pasko hindi kami pinauwi! leche. bukas magstart na rin ako ng panghapon, 12pm-9pm na haaaaaaaaaaaaay bwishit. kaya pala kups ang tawag nila.

magready na ako.. lapit na ako uwi eh. babay!

January 12, 2007

System Time: 6:21 PM

its so quiet here in the office. i'm at the east wing, where most of the employees are on the day shift. today was eventful because i did some official work! hehehe. i contacted users heehee. i wasn't able to close a ticket though, one user said he hasn't found the time to try our resolution and will contact me as soon as he does and the other was busy. hehe. so wala parin akong nagawa. at least i was able to update the log of the ticket. "contacted user but was busy." lol!

nakakaantok pala pag gabi. nyahaha. tsaka parang mas mabagal ang oras.. buti nga hanggang 8 lang ako ngayon dahil friday.. panu pag hanggang 9 na!

System Time: 7:18 PM

wow. i'm all alone dito sa east wing. ALL alone. iskeyri! lol! papatugtog na nga ako, ala naman akong maiistorbo eh hehe!

tomorrow we're going to jane's place, her advance birthday celeb! yehey free food haha! ano kaya madala keh janey. hmmm *esep esep*

nawiwiwi aku. ooh iskeyri. hehe.

System Time: 7:31 PM

meh perks din pala na magisa.. i can play my music on speakers (pero syempre mahina parin) and i can poopoo at the cR ahahahahaha.

uwi na ako.. sabay ko si anshe sa taxi, andito rin siya malapit sa west.. byebye!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy Happy New Year!!!

January 3, 2007

System Time: 5:17 PM

Wow, 2007 na ba talaga? Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully, I'll be able to post this blog with pictures of stuff we did on the holidays.

Ei.. got a new bike! K a t u w a. it's pink. (bleh@jane) Yesterday we went to the park. The boys stayed at the court to play basketball, tas kami ni Anshe ikot ikot to bike. Sandali lang, kasi parang uulan na eh, pero sana maulit hehe. Ngayon ko lang nalaman na hindi pala ako marunong magbike harharhar. I can't turn on my right. (sorry, cannot pala) Puro kaliwa lang.. i dunno, i guess its something to do with how comfortable I feel shifting my weight on the left haha. Ewan, basta, marami na akong muntik madisgrasya dahil sa pagturn haha.

Anyway, back in the office, katamad parin. My TL is here na, from his vacation. Isa lang comment ko. Katakot siya. AS in. it's probably his demeanor, he's scary. and he expects me to know what he's talking about right away. Hay. Sabi nila ganun talaga siya. Scary parin. I can easily imagine kung pano siya magagalit. wahaha. Baka manginig na lang tuhod ko.

Onga pala, ang corny ng new year dito. I think the fireworks was at Marina square lang. Or someplace else. Basta, hindi kasi kami umalis, nagluto sila housemates again. So ang dami naming foodie hehe. Meh leche flan pa at Maja c/o Anshe. ang sarap gwabe. Pwede gawing career nila TP hehe. So order keyu samen, okey? lolz. Back to the fireworks, there was a show televised for the countdown at Vivo City, tapos ano buh, alang fireworks. WATDA? asa TV tas alang fireworks? parang party poppers lang ata ginamit kainish. Kakamiss talaga pinas. Nung tumawag mga housemates namin sa pinas, hindi na magkaintindihan dahil sa ingay nung paputok. Samen dito, kami lang ang maingay! lol! Sinarado nga namin pinto kasi nagvivideoke kami, baka ipapulis pa kami sa ingay hahaha. We still tried to follow some tradition, (syempre ako tumatalon parin ako haha, umaasa pang tumangkad? ano buh.) like yung 13 bilog na fruits. Grabe uh. Naka 20 dollar ako kagad dun, lol. Ang mahal, prutas lang hehe. Tag da-dalawa lang binili ko uh, umabot parin ng 20 dollar. Bakit nga ba ulit 13 na bilog? hehe.

30 minutes na lang uwi na ako. (woohoo!) titigan ko na lang ulit Monitor ko dito.

Happy New Year to all ulit!

January 4, 2007

System Time: 1:20 PM

ano buh, tinype ko kanina sa month eh "December", hehe. January na nga pala. I wanna go home sa February! Basta, come what may,uuwi ako sa Chinese New Year. Monday and Tuesday, holiday yun, so sana makadagdag ako ng 1 pang araw. Still waiting for my manager, though, don't want to ask my TL, he's too scary hehe.

System Time: 2:50 PM

Text messages -

Me: "Dadi anu mga bago mong dvd?"

Daddy: "MARAMI"

Me: "Anu anu nga. Inaantuk aku e hehe. Meh bagong series or koreanovela?"


hehe. kasalukuyan palang bumibili eh hehe! go daddy! still have to find a way for me to bring/copy all those dvds here in SG. I don't want to convert, it takes too long. I want somethign that lets me copy directly from dvd to harddisk and will let me play it from the hd.

System Time: 5:01 PM

yey lapit na ko uwi. still got nothing to do. I wrote a very late christmas list to help keep me awake. I was awaken by how long it is, harhar. I remember back sa pinas, 5k ang budget ko, para sa LAHAT na yun,lol! kaya ko kayang gawin yun? i don't think so kasi si daddy humihingi ng wireless headphone na meh noise reduction ek ek so 100dollar na siguro kagad yun haha! Anyway, speaking of daddy, i called him up (nainip na ako, gusto ko ng malaman kung ano anong dvd meron siya) and he said meh MI3 daw, the new Pirates movie, Rocky 6 at marami pang iba. Will definitely have to google pano yung easiest way to copy those sa harddisk and be able to play them directly sa HD without converting them to divX or something. Baka alam nyo, leave me a message uh. There's a box (dunno what it's called) we saw sa Funan Mall, looks like it'll be the solution. Parang cover siya ng harddisk tas meh video out ek ek siya (about 100sgd) baka yun yun. still have to research for it.

January 5, 2007

System Time: 2:08PM

TGIF!! can't wait to ride my bike hahaha. or to sleep! or to watch Youtube! wahaha kala mo kung ano ang plano eh. We saw a condo ad (irene showed us, demmit irene, lol! joke!) that sounds like a good deal, 1200 for a 2bedroom condo unit. waaaaah, kung kelan nagdecide na kami na tapusin na namin yung april before lumipat (para hindi kami magipit sa pera) tapus papakita samen yun waaah can't help na masayangan. tsk tsk. anyhoo. next time na lang talaga, salamat parin irene, at least alam namin na posible talagang meh mura-murang condo pa rin. Tama si jane, super taas na nga ng rent, as in nakakainis. there's no real good reason for them to spike up the rent. nambibwisit lang tlga sila hehe. ang layo ng tinaas kasi, mga hdb, parang condo na ang prices, bwiseeet.

System Time: 3:34 PM

next week, i'll be having some company (finally). some students are coming over as interns and they'll be occupying the cubicles in my area. meanwhile i've been going over to THEIR area, and just dilly-dallying there until someone calls me where i could watch them work some problems.

System Time: 4:48 PM

almost time to go home! every friday, we're allowed to go home 1 hour earlier than usual (yahoo!) i'll try to catch the 5:20 bus.

System Time: 5:00 PM

i know now how much exactly it costs me to go to the office every morning... it's 3.15 SGD. (mahaaal!) i thought i wouldn't make it cause i only had 3.7 in my ezlink card, good thing you get a rebate when you transfer from the mrt to the bus (50 cents! wow! haha! babaw!). Now i'll have to buy a single journey ticket 'cause i only have 5 dollars with me. you can only top up a minimum of 10 dollars in the card. at least i was able to make it here in the office! so i probably spend about 5 dollars each day for transpo.. (including office to home) it's cheaper pag pauwi because of the company bus.

awhile ago i had an informal training from one of the people here.. he's indian and such a faaast talker. i could barely understand what he was saying, not to mention he was like eating his words. arrggh. he asked me "do you have any questions?" i could only say "nope". you know the meaning of that, right? its either you didn't understand one little thing or you understood it all. i'm afraid in my case it was the former. wahaha. i asked him to send me the powerpoint slide so i hope that helps.

will post this blog already. with pictures! have a happy weekend guys!!

Christmas Pics.. exchange gift time!!

ang handa!

me and baby iyah!

Jeff and Len.. ang ingay namin, si Jeff kasi ang kulets.

New Year Pics
2 kinds of noodles for new year's eve! para long life!

20 dollar worth of fruits hehe

leche flan ni anshe!

baby iyah on red

group picture! ang housemates!

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